Delve into the amazing arts that Denver has to offer this week. Start off your week by getting punky at God Save the Queens and end it by watching the thrilling film Swaying Mariko. Whatever you choose to do make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, July 30

God Save the Queens

Photo Courtesy of HI-Dive Denver on Facebook

When: July 30, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: God Save The Queens is back. Hi-Dive Denver presents a night of queerness hosted by Novelí with performances from Heavenly Powers, Ilsa Fauv and Nixi Theodora Pixi. You can dance all night long to punky beats from DJ Skye Savage and DJ Vincent Comparetto.

Free Movie Night

When: July 30, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Indian Center, Inc., 4407 Morrison Rd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Indian Center, Inc., hosts a Free Movie Night. The event features a screening of Dreamkeeper, following the journey of Shane Chasing Horse bringing his grandfather Pete Chasing Horse to a powwow where he recounts stories of his life. You can snack on complimentary popcorn and drinks as you view the film.

Hard Hat Tour

Photo Courtesy of SPARK – Sustainability Park on Facebook

When: July 30, 4:30 – 6 p.m. 

Where: S*Park Development, 2500 Lawrence St., Denver

Cost: $30 -$35 register here

The Lowdown: Explore S*Park during a Hard Hat Tour. The tour, guided by tres birds workshop architect Mike Moore and Jonathan Alpert the developer Westfield Company will take you around the sustainability park known for using solar energy to power its greenhouses. You can explore the programs that S*Park has to offer such as community dinners, veggie subscriptions and more.

Movie Night

Photo Courtesy of Jaws on Facebook

When: July 30, 8 p.m. 

Where: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ophelia’s presents a Movie Night. You can sit back and relax to watch a viewing of the classic thriller Jaws. The film, that has instilled the fear of sharks into many souls, features a story of a giant sea creature tormenting a beach town.

Tuesday, July 31

Hustle + Flow

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When: July 31, 12:15 – 1 p.m. 

Where: Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Break a sweat at Hustle + Flow. The class, led by Jillian Keaveny will push you through a 45-minute strength and cardio workout. The class is open to all levels. Be sure to bring water to keep hydrated and be ready to move.

Vinyl Records Night

Photo Courtesy of Something Vinyl Club on Facebook

When: July 31, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks host a Vinyl Record Night. You can meet with other vinyl enthusiasts to swap records, explore Something Vinyl Club’s mobile record store and more. You can even take a chance to play your own records in the taproom.

Swan Lake

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: July 31, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre, 2800 S Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre presents a viewing of Swan Lake from the Royal Opera House. The film features the recording of the amazing ballet that tells the tragic tale of Odette as she is cursed to be a swan from Von Rothbart, an evil sorcerer. Prince Siegfried must save Odette from the curse and bring the kingdom together.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party

Photo Courtesy of BookBar on Facebook

When: July 31, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Help BookBar celebrate the famous wizard at Harry Potter’s Birthday Party. You can participate in Harry Potter trivia, refresh with spike pumpkin juice and more. Make sure to don magical gear and participate in a wizarding world costume contest to win prizes.

Wednesday, August 1

Colorado Day

colorado flags larimer square, Larimer Square, Larimer Square restaurants, 303 magazine, where to eat on Larimer square, Larimer Square. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

When: August 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate our wonderful state during Colorado Day. The event, hosted by History Colorado features a chance to enter any History Colorado museum in the state without cost in honor of Colorado’s 142nd birthday. You can experience demonstrations, live performances and more throughout the day.

Sci-Fi Film Series

When: August 1, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science continues its Sci-Fi Film Series with a screening of Annihilation. The film follows the mind-bending journey of the former soldier and biologist Lena as she enters into a mission inside of a biological phenomenon called the “shimmer” in an attempt to find out what has happened to her dying husband. Following the screening, you can participate in a discussion with Vincent Piturro and Nicole Garneau, a health scientist.

Wet N’ Wild Wednesday

Fun on a water ride at Elitch Gardens. Photo courtesy of Elitch Gardens on Facebook.

When: August 1, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: $29.99 – $39.99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Have a chance to spend more time in Elitch Garden’s water park during Wet N’ Wild Wednesday. The event features the water park having an extra two hours of open time. The event is free with the purchase of a day or evening pass.

Ratio Comedy

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: August 1, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Laugh all night long at Ratio Comedy. The event features a “Fresh AF” theme with hilarious sets from comedians Danny Ramos, Kacy Dahl, Tim Coleman and Piper Shepard. The night is open for anyone and everyone to laugh and sip on a good brew.

Film For All Seasons

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Mayan Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: August 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre hosts Film For All Seasons. The event features a viewing of Tommy. As a child, Tommy witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of his mother and her lover, who then make him swear that he did not witness the incident. Due to the trauma of the event, Tommy’s life takes an interesting turn.

Thursday, August 2

Made in America

Photo courtesy of Earl Chuvarsky on Facebook

When: August 2 – 19 

Where: Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Core New Art Space welcomes Colorado native Earl Chuvarsky for his ongoing exhibition Made in America. The exhibition features a critique of the current political climate and how America has become divided along with the problems that consumerism brings to our society.

18th Annual Comedy Night

Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook.

When: August 2, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Cost: $50 get tickets here 

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents the 18th Annual Comedy Night. The event features a performance from comedian Al Goodwin surrounded by adorable zoo animals. You can indulge in a dinner buffet, sip on drinks and participate in a live auction throughout the night. The net proceeds from the event will benefit local and national zookeepers.

Free Concert Series

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite for Organizers‎ on Facebook

When: August 2, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1280 W Florida Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Levitt Pavilion Denver hosts a Free Concert Series. The series continues with live music from King Cardinal, a band that mixes country music and folk with a twist of cosmic energy. Thunder and Rain — a local bluegrass group with hints of pop — and Bison Bone — an Americana Rock band from Denver — will join King Cardinal for the event.

Friday, August 3

Vintage Market Days

Photo Courtesy of Vintage Market Days of Aurora on Facebook

When: August 3 – 5

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: $5 – $10 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Shop for the best vintage, handmade and more at Vintage Market Days. The event features an indoor shopping event with vendors from all around the United States presenting their best goods. You can dive into food and drink while you shop for the perfect items.

First Friday Art Walk

Santa Fe Art District via Facebook.

When: August 3, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month marks the First Friday Art Walk. You can venture down the Art District on Santa Fe to experience all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features 30 participating locations on Santa Fe and a ton of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Emma Balder Exhibition

Photo Courtesy of Balefire Goods on Facebook

When: August 3, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Balefire Goods, 7417 Grandview Ave., Arvada

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Balefire Goods welcomes an Emma Balder Exhibition. The exhibition features a compilation of Balder’s paintings created with fibers from recycled and discarded textiles. Emma Balder is a local artist that creates small-scale works.

Movie in the Park

Photo Courtesy of Rafael Espinoza, Denver District 1 Councilman‎ on Facebook

When: August 3, 6 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Zuni and 51st Park, 5058 Zuni St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Grab your blankets and chairs for a Movie in the Park. The event features a screening of the hit animated film Coco. The film follows the adventures of Miguel as he tries to find his great-grandfather in the world of the dead to accept him as a musician.

READ: Boulder Native Danielle Feinberg uses Millions of Lights to Make Pixar Films Shine

Dive-In Movie

Photo Courtesy of Elitch Gardens on Facebook

When: August 3, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: $29.99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Elitch Gardens hosts a Dive-In Movie. You can cool off from the summer heat and wade into the Elitch Gardens’ water park for a screening of the new Jumanji. The film follows four high schoolers as the land themselves in the game of Jumanji and have to find their way out without getting killed.

B-Side Music

Photo courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

When: August 3, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Jam out to some up-and-coming local musicians at B-Side Music. The Museum of Contemporary Art presents a night to showcase performances from Champagne Stallion — a local producer and songwriter that uses his multi-instrumentalist talents — and Nuancer.

Justin Lovato

Photo Courtesy of The Crown Collection‎ on Facebook

When: August 3, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Crown Collection, 4433 W 29th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Crown Collection presents a Justin Lovato exhibition. The exhibition features images created with bright colors, contrast and multidimensional patterns to pull the eye in and somewhat trick it. Lovato is inspired by the universe and micro and macro existence.

Colorado Images

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite for Organizers on Facebook

When: August 3, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Gallery 1505, 1505 South Pearl St., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Gallery 1505 hosts an opening reception for Joseph Thomas’ Colorado Images. The exhibition features photographs focused on Colorado’s amazing landscapes and wonders. You can listen to live music from Toddy Walters and delight in wine and food while you explore the images.

Meditations

Photo courtesy of M. Romero Gallery on Facebook

When: August 3, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: M. Romero Gallery, 3006 B Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Have a chance to explore the new exhibition Meditations, created by Greg Gandy. The exhibition features bright textual images using geometric patterns. You can peruse the gallery and meet Gred Gandy during the reception as a part of First Friday.

Batsu Japanese Film Festival

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver on Facebook

When: August 3 – 5

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 -$80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Immerse yourself in Japanese art at the Batsu Japanese Film Festival. The festival features more than 10 films throughout the weekend. You can choose from seeing Tremble All You Want, Emi-Abi, Rage and more throughout the three-day festival.

Saturday, August 4

Après Yoga

Photo Courtesy of Après Yoga‎ on Facebook

When: August 4, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $17 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Après Yoga continues this Saturday with a yoga flow in the taproom of Ratio. You can spend an hour in a class taught by Elyse Rousseau from Après Yoga and then grab a cold Ratio beer to refresh when the class is done.

Sunday, August 5

Getting Any?

Photo Courtesy of Batsu Film Festival‎ on Facebook

When: August 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a screening of Getting Any? The film features a tale of Asao, on a quest to get laid. He tries to build funds to purchase an expensive car to impress ladies and ends up getting into some interesting situations.

Yoga Rocks the Park

Photo Courtesy of Yoga Rocks the Park – Denver on Facebook

When: August 5, 8 – 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Sunken Gardens Park,  401 W 9th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Bend and pose at Yoga Rocks the Park. The event features a special day of yoga and dogs as you can bring your dog to yoga. You can break a sweat in a yoga session led by Shelly Swanke and calm your mind with a meditation guided by Kevin Lockwood after. Dogs must be leashed and have good behavior.

Swaying Mariko

Photo Courtesy of Batsu Film Festival‎ on Facebook

When: August 5, 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost:  $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Batsu Film Festival hosts a screening of Swaying Mariko. The film features the sad story of Mariko, a downtrodden woman raising a son with a husband she thinks is having an affair and dealing with a challenging job. Mariko begins to become paranoid and creates a plan to murder her husband, taking her on a wild adventure.

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Mark Your Calendars

Sci-Fi Film Series

When: August 8, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 tickets available here

Helikon Summer Music Series

When: August 10, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: $15 tickets available here

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

When: August 12, 2 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Halycon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $150 get tickets here

CheesmanBark’s Dog Portrait Benefit

When: August 16, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $35 schedule here

One Response

  1. Jason Suzuki

    Just to clarify, Batsu Film Festival tickets to individual films are $10/$8 for students. The $80 pass gives admission to all 12 screenings but people can definitely pick and choose which films they want to see if they can’t go the festival pass route.

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